Commercial Property

Thanks to increasing globalisation, businesses worldwide are relocating offices, factories, warehouses, and sometimes their entire operations to new countries or regions. Domestically, too, companies may need to relocate, perhaps in order to find the most cost-effective premises or tap in to a local talent pool.

Whatever the reason for a corporate relocation, organisations need comprehensive, up-to-date information on trends, locations, prices, and a host of other topics if they are to make the right decisions on where to base their operations, as do those setting up a business abroad. Read more

The commercial property market, like its residential counterpart, acts as a useful barometer of conditions in the wider national and global economies, so it’s important for any company, whether or not it is considering an office move or a corporate relocation, to keep up to speed with the latest commercial property news and market intelligence.

Through articles, news, and expert comment and advice, including ‘how to’ tips, this section helps you to support your business by bringing you the latest on commercial property investment, purchase, rental and removals. It also covers economic background and current relocation hotspots.

See also our Brexit, Corporate Finance, Enterprise, and Mobility Industry sections. For details of organisations in the global mobility industry that provide commercial removals and storage, as well as a range of support services for corporate relocations, see our Directory. Keep informed by subscribing to our newsletters and other publications.

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Latest Commercial Property News

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Prime property prices rising globally

Prime real estate markets in cities across the globe are on course to see price rises over the course of this year, according to international estate agents Astons.

Purchase

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Pandemic speeds 'revolution' in office working

What is the mood of the UK workforce - and how are companies adapting workplaces to a Covid-19 world?
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Hong Kong turns its eyes on London property

Growing numbers of Hong Kong residents have been seeking to buy property in London in recent weeks, according to several reports in the past week.
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Lockdown relaxation sparks property surge

The easing of the coronavirus lockdown in the UK has led to a surge in the UK property market, according to an analysis by estate agents Knight Frank.

Economic Background

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Pressure grows on companies over climate change

Global asset managers Fidelity International has said it will hold company directors to account next year if they fail to deliver on issues of climate change and boardroom gender diversity, according to a report in the Financial Times.
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'Urgent' need to change workers 'isolation rules'

The English economy became free of most pandemic restrictions on Monday but business leaders warned that the government must do more if the recovery was to regain momentum after 16 months of lockdowns.
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UK economy 'poised for record growth'

The latest economic forecast is predicting the UK will experience the strongest GDP growth this year since records began more than 70 years ago.

Rental

The Ascott Limited (Ascott) has increased its presence in Japan with the opening of its first Citadines serviced residence in Osaka.

Ascott serviced apartments expand into Japan

The Ascott Limited (Ascott) has increased its presence in Japan with the opening of its first Citadines serviced residence in Osaka.
Bristol tops property searches outside London, according to new research from Rightmove.

Bristol tops property searches outside London

Bristol emerged as the popular location outside London for online property searches among both buyers and renters during 2019, according to a new year survey.
Luxury hospitality brand Cheval Collection launches its first Cheval Maison in Germany

London hospitality brand expands into Continental Europe

Luxury serviced apartments company Cheval Collection launches its first Cheval Maison in Germany.

Removals

International company Momentous has rebranded to better align to its core areas of specialist logistics.

A new look and feel for Momentous

International company Momentous has rebranded to better align to its core areas of specialist logistics.
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International removals: moving with the times

In this tech- and talent-driven age, people are returning to the heart of relocation. FIDI Global Alliance’s Magali Horbert caught up with Ruth Holmes to talk customer experience, the new accreditation for destination service providers and the body’s new direction and leadership.
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Don’t rely on luck when choosing a moving partner

Jesse van Sas, secretary general of FIDI Global Alliance and sponsor of the Best International Removals Provider award, explains the value of the FIDI Accredited International Mover (FAIM) quality programme.
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